As the leader of WBD’s Supply Chain, Research Engineering, and Distribution team, Josh Derby develops new technology solutions and software for WBD’s global portfolio of networks and platforms. Josh leads WBD’s internal Media Technology R&D team as well as heading up Discovery’s cloud-based supply chain and media distribution systems in his role within the company’s Global Technology team.
Josh has been part of many technological evolutions in his 20+ years at WBD. Coming from the Discovery side of the company, he has played major roles in Discovery’s transition from SD to HD, from tape-based to file-based, and now from linear to direct-to-consumer. He’s a proud member of the team that earned Discovery a Technical Emmy in 2020 for pioneering work in moving media supply chains to the cloud.
Derby is a long-time member of SMPTE, a board member of the Advanced Imaging Society, and an alumnus of James Madison University’s School of Media Arts and Design (SMAD) in Harrisonburg, Virginia.